Raider Nation, are you ready for some football?
The countdown to kickoff has begun as the Raiders are set to open the 2011 season in Denver tonight! In order to get you ready for the game we here at JBB reached out to our FanSided.com friends over at Predominantly Orange to get the lowdown on the Broncos. Yeah, I just used the words Broncos and friends in the same sentence. Even though we’re sworn enemies, Kim Constantinesco is a great writer who just so happens to run the best Broncos blog on the net. So I’ll excuse her taste in football teams.
Kim is one of the best experts on the hated Broncos so it was only natural we shared some insight on both of our teams. Kim threw a few questions at me for the Raiders and I did the same for her with the Broncos.
However, instead of taking the usual line of questioning I decided to flip the script and go out of bounds. Check all of Kim’s great answers to my unorthodox questions.
Q: If John Fox were a dictator or political figure whom would he most resemble?
A: Dr. Evil from Austin Powers. Fox can often be heard saying “Champ Bailey, you complete me.”
All kidding aside, I would have to say that Fox most resembles Napoleon Bonaparte. The French military genius led many successful takeovers in western and central mainland Europe, but he also suffered spectacular defeats, most notably at the Battle of Waterloo. Like Napoleon, Fox is a quiet yet effective and experienced leader who has led successful teams, but he has also led spectacular failures. From taking the Carolina Panthers to the Super Bowl two years after going 1-15 to leading them to a 2-14 season last year, Fox has ridden the NFL’s classic wooden roller coaster.
Q: Who is more delusional: Tim Tebow supporters or Al Davis?
A: The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, and expecting different results. I have to go with Al Davis on this one not just because I’m a Broncos loyalist, but because Davis has dug a hole for his team’s spiked black coffin year after year. Tebow supporters are at least backing a player who gives 100% effort on every down even if he does muff the play.
Q: If Lane Kiffin and Josh McDaniels were locked in a room with only a clipboard and a cell phone who would come out alive and why?
A: If you ask Jay Cutler, Josh McDaniels doesn’t know how to use a cell phone, so I give the Survival of the Most Controversial title to Lane Kiffin. Kiffin would leave a note for McDaniels on the clipboard saying “Just won baby” and he would call Tom Cable to come and punch down the door.
Q: John Elway replaces Kyle Orton at QB or D.J. Williams makes a heroic return: Which is more likely to happen Monday Night?
D.J. Williams making a Willis Reed-like return is more likely than Elway replacing Orton. Elway still has all of his teeth and would like to keep it that way; you know to sample all of the steaks coming out of his famous steakhouse.
Finally…the most important question of all…
Q: Brandon Lloyd: Start or Sit?
A: Start him. The Broncos could have an even more effective passing game this year with hopefully a balanced running attack. Knowshon Moreno and Willis McGahee will relieve the pressure that was put on Orton, so things will open up more for him this year. Although everyone was aware of Lloyd last season, no one could stop him. The last quarter of the season, he still averaged 87.6 receiving yards per game.